0.8 Gallon Tall Jarrarium Setup

0.8 Gallon Tall Jarrarium

My Fun Fish Tank is certainly not meant for any fish really. Coming at 0.8-0.9 gallons, the only suitable life in a tank like this is either shrimp or snails! And conveniently enough, that’s exactly what we need for a Jarrarium. For this setup, I simply removed and rearranged some of the plastic tubes so that I can also try my hand on hydroponics (plants that grow only with water). I then salvaged some light I had laying around, and fixed that on to the back. And I also created a java moss wall, by attaching the plastic that comes with the tank, with java moss! With all things considered, buying a tall, light, rectangular container like this for less than $10 is what I would consider, well worth it.

My Fun Fish Tank 4 3/4 x 6 x 10-Inch

  • About 0.8-0.9 gallons
  • Low-cost, light, portable
  • Recommended for snails and shrimp, not bettas
  • Comes with a lid, rocks, and plastic plant
  • Plastic body, with removable plastic tubes
  • Large light not included
  • Affordable

Fluval Plant and Shrimp Stratum

  • Suitable at minimum, for plants and shrimp
  • Mineral rich volcanic soil
  • Neutral to mildly acidic PH
  • Tiny spherical-shaped soil
  • Light, porous soil contributes to the development of beneficial bacteria


  • Lighting: Medium – High
  • Miracle workers, in any Jarrarium or aquarium setup!
  • In the event of a chemical imbalance, these plants will grow erratically, absorbing the waste and excess nutrients in your tank.
  • Fast growing and self-reproductive, can eventually flower!
  • Capable of rapidly growing and covering the top of the tank, therefore take this into consideration for any ground plants that require light.


  • Lighting: Medium – High
  • For the less experienced hobbyist, these are often regarded as a nightmare to take care of.
  • For the more experienced, these duckweeds are incredibly decorative, as well as beneficial to the ecosystem! Think mini-Frogbits!
  • They get everywhere, so in the event of a water change prepare yourself for some micro managing.
  • Like Frogbits, capable of rapidly growing and covering the top of the tank, therefore take this into consideration for any ground plants that require light.


  • Lighting: Medium – High
  • Slow-fast grower depending on the tank and lighting conditions.
  • As it grows, roots will grow off its body and latch itself to the soil
  • Propagating is as simple as clipping new growth off

Red Cherry shrimp

  • Lifespan: 1 year
  • Becomes little-to-no maintenance in any planted tank.
  • In a Jarrarium, they feed off of the growing algae and plants that naturally grows in the ecosystem, requiring no feeding on your part! (Just leave the light on often)
  • Reaches maturity at around six months, and then is capable of sexually reproducing.

LEPOWER Metal Desk Lamp, Adjustable Goose Neck Table Lamp, Eye-Caring Study Lamps for Bedroom and Office

  • Metallic, sturdy, and tall
  • Heat dissipation design
  • Angle adjustable

Java moss

  • Lighting: Low – Medium
  • Prone to algae growth, however shrimp will forage them like no other!
  • Easy to grow, be wary of giving it too much light, may actually turn brown from the light.

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